We are excited of your interest toward the Perioperative Nurse Internship Program!
The Perioperative OR (operating room) Nurse Internship program is projected to begin July 9, 2018. Qualified applicants will be emailed an application packet for completion within 72 business hours. Packet return deadline is April 5, 2018 .
Opportunities in Adult OR's, dependent upon open position availability.
BSN (required as minimal degree for external New Grads)
New Grads: Official transcripts with grades with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
ADN or BSN for internal/external experienced RN's
Graduate Nurse with NCLEX taken or scheduled
Current TN Registered Nurse
No formally trained Operating Room nursing experience (or within the last 5 years)
Note: Internal Surgical Technologists that are graduating from nursing school should contact the Periop Education Department (615-936-5903) about our ST to RN track.
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We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
Job Description: Perioperative Nurse Internship Program
Upon graduation and obtaining a degree in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE state-approved program, the Graduate Nurse or an experienced Nurse will enter the VUMC Perioperative Services Nurse Internship Program (VNIP). The Graduate Nurse will participate in the implementation of perioperative patient care under the supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse. The Nurse Intern will remain in Graduate Nurse status until such time that he/she successfully passes the NCLEX licensing examination and has an active RN license in the state of TN. It is strongly recommended that you have taken your boards or have a confirmed test date prior to the first day of the program. If the candidate is unable to take/schedule the NCLEX before the program starts, a written plan for testing should be submitted on the first day of the program. The Nurse Intern will remain in an Intern Nurse status until such time that he/she successfully passes the Perioperative Internship mandatory requirements including:
Successful completion of the AORN Periop 101 final exam with a minimum average of 80% within two attempts.
Successful completion of lab skills check offs with a passing score of 90%.
Successful completion of a scrub skills check-off test with a passing score of 90%.
Successful completion of NCLEX testing.
Successful completion of all service line orientation as evidenced by direct observations and documentation.
After the Intern Nurse has passed the Internship Program, and has one year of RN experience the nurse will move into an RN II status.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Planning and managing care.
Practice adheres to specialty and organizational standards.
Addresses patient safety needs
Applies age specific/cultural considerations to care of patient.
Organizes and triages patient care - timely, accurate, and acuity determination.
Participates in the scheduled facilitated Nurse Intern sessions.
Manages patient flow for maximum efficiency and notifies internal resources of changes
Appropriately communicates changes in patient condition.
Takes on additional clinical responsibilities and/or assists others.
Organizes work and manages changes in work demands for effective use of time.
Delegates to staff appropriately, with consideration for other team members' workload.
Patients and families are satisfied with the care this nurse has given.
Manages complex clinical situations.
Continuum of Care Planning.
Identifies discharge/transfer needs and initiates plan for movement to next level of care.
Uses internal & external referrals & resources that support patients/families through continuum of care.
Initiates change in plan for next level of care in unexpected, changing and complex situations.
Acts to resolve systems breakdowns, knowledge, and behavior issues that impact continuum of care needs.
Patient and Family Education.
Incorporates a variety of resources to teach and support patient and family learning
Individualizes patient/family education for complex patients/families
Led in development/revision/use of teaching tools/aids for specific population within the last year.
Identifies and takes action to resolve patient safety related problems and other clinical issues.
Identifies and takes action to resolve systems (operational/workarounds) problems.
Follows appropriate chain of command when problem solving.
Actively participates in team/group problem solving.
Uses interdisciplinary approach to lead others in problem solving projects and evaluates outcomes using data.
Positively supports change.
Is a consultant to manager (ex: clinical, proposed changes, dept enhancements).
Communication and Collaboration.
Personal behavior positively influences environment and others (may include attendance, tardiness, team support).
Participates in rounds with HCT.
Effectively communicates and collaborates with patients, families, and other HCT members
Effectively communicates and collaborates with staff and other HCT members.
Communicates positively and constructively in stressful situations.
Provides accurate and objective feedback in a respectful and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality.
Completes assigned evaluation tools within designated timeframe
Receives peer feedback in a respectful and professional manner.
Participates directly in and/or supports orientation of new staff.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
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